11 of the Most Popular Wedding Bouquet Styles

Find out which type of arrangement is right for your celebration.

Brides have been carrying bouquets since ancient times, and while the style of these floral arrangements has changed throughout the years, there are a few main types that women choose to incorporate on their wedding day. From classic round bouquets to stylish cascading arrangements, the choice you make will likely complement the formality of your celebration, as well as your wedding theme and venue. Your floral designer can help you select which one is right for you, but we've also gathered some inspiration to ignite your interest.

You may have a particular flower that you want showcased in your bridal bouquet – and this can influence which type you choose. Roses and peonies work extremely well for round bouquets, while brides who want to focus on greenery may choose a cascade style or arm sheath for a more glamorous celebration, or a hand-tied bouquet that fits beautifully with an alfresco ceremony or rustic fête. Others decide on their bouquet style first – perhaps you've always envisioned walking down the aisle with a perfect round arrangement of orchids. For these brides, we recommend letting your florist know so they can recommend the blooms that will work well depending on color choices, season, etc.

Take a look at some of the most popular wedding bouquet styles, below! To get more inspiration, click each photo to view the rest of the real wedding.

Round Bouquet
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One of the most popular types of wedding bouquets is the round style. While most round bouquets showcase one type of blossom, such as roses or peonies, many brides feature a variety of flowers with a similar look. These types of arrangements don't have to be monochromatic either – feel free to mix up the colors! Photo by Carasco Photography

Presentation Bouquet
Wedding bouquet ideas presentation bouquet pageant style arm sheath
Also known as a pageant-style bouquet or arm sheath, these gorgeous arrangements feature long-stem flowers and foliage that the bride cradles in her arms. It's elegant for a modern wedding and allows the bride's dress to take center stage since its held off to the side. Photo by Justine Ungaro

Cascade Bouquet
Wedding bouquet style ideas cascade cascading flower bouquet
Made popular by the late Princess Diana, the cascading bouquet features blooms that fall gracefully towards the floor. It's beautiful, regal, and makes quite the statement as you walk down the aisle. Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography

Small wedding bouquet greenery nosegay bouquet style
These typically smaller bouquets are perfect for bridesmaids. The compact cluster of flowers is wrapped tightly and often places an emphasis on greenery. Photo by Strand Photo

Bridesmaid holding small wedding bouquet posy style tied with ribbon
Like a nosegay, this arrangement is small and easily held in one hand. It's often round and is also frequently tied with ribbon. Photo by Karlisch Photography; Planning & Design by DFW Events

White pomander bouquet flower girl ribbon attached round ball of flowers
Also known as a kissing ball, a pomander bouquet features a tightly arranged sphere of flowers that's held with a loop of decorative ribbon. It's mostly carried by flower girls as it's easy to hold – plus it looks adorable! Photo by Images by Berit, Inc.

Composite Bouquet
Composite bouquet style glamelia bouquet white flowers petals made to look like one big flower
Also known as a glamelia bouquet, these arrangements feature individual petals that are designed to look like one large flower. They're quite popular for brides to hold, as well as bridesmaids. Photo by Kortnee Kate

Hand-Tied Bouquet
Wedding flowers bouquets brightly colored hand tied wedding bouquet
These types of bouquets are popular for a number of wedding styles, but they're mostly used for boho-chic and rustic fêtes. The casual, loose look appears freshly picked from the garden, which also beautifully complements an alfresco ceremony. Photo by Ryan Ray Photography; Planning & Design by EverAfter Events

Single Stem
Single stem wedding bouquet protea flowers three big blooms long stem
This particular bouquet features three stems, but it provides the same look as a single-stem arrangement. Often a great choice for small-budget weddings, brides can carry just one long-stemmed bloom that can make quite a statement. Photo by Kir2ben Photography

Arm Bouquet
Purple flower orchids arm bouquet wrapped around arm not held in hands
Since many brides feel that a bouquet covers the most beautiful part of their dress, a recent trend is the arm bouquet. Showcasing the same blooms that would appear in a traditional arrangement, this one wraps around the arm with ribbon to stay out of the way. Photo by Milanès Photography

Brooch Bouquet
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This final popular wedding bouquet doesn't even feature blooms. A great choice for brides who want to keep their wedding bouquet as a keepsake for years to come, jewelry and brooches are arranged into a round bouquet-like shape in lieu of fresh flowers. Photo by KLK Photography; Venue: Vibiana

For more wedding ideas and advice, discover why so many couples love low centerpieces, see these inspiring bridesmaid bouquets, and gather inspiration for high centerpieces.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy